Sunlight streaming into a room can bring a sense of peace, happiness and joy. Doctors around the world agree that natural sunlight helps the body in ways science is only beginning to understand. The benefits include providing vitamin D, aiding the circadian rhythm, fighting depression, lowering blood pressure and improving brain function. With all the positive benefits of sunlight, it is no wonder homeowners are installing skylights in many rooms in their homes. If you are considering skylight installation in your home, here are some reasons you can add to your list of advantages.
Electricity costs can be staggering on cold, blustery days. But skylights can help you reduce the need to light areas in your home, and the light that streams into your home can be surprisingly warm and soothing. Some people claim they save up to 20% of their home’s entire electric bill each year after installing skylights.
Skylight installation into selected areas of your home can be as if you put in a roof window that suddenly adds natural sunlight into even the darkest recesses of the areas. The additional light can warm cold rooms with natural hues and make the area appear spacious and welcoming.
When you install a skylight in your home, you are helping the environment by cutting the need for light fixtures and electricity or gas usage. Using the warmth of the sun allows you to let nature into your home in surprising ways that promotes both mental and emotional health. Also, having a skylight is a great way of reducing your family’s carbon footprint.
Making your home environmentally friendly can also increase the value to buyers looking for green technology. Real estate agents claim skylights not only provide energy efficiency, but the money spent on the installation will be returned when you sell the home.
If you want to let natural light into your home, add health benefits and save money, have a skylight installation contractor add one or two of the roof-windows to your home. The beauty of the light shining into the rooms may surprise you.